SHROPSHIRE Council will be continuing to support adults with learning disabilities and older people who attend day services throughout lockdown.

Avalon Day Centre in Oswestry and Greenacres Farm near Wem, along with Wayfarers in Market Drayton will continue to run their daytime activities.

Staff will also be on hand to support people and their families during the latest period of lockdown, particularly if people are self-isolating or shielding, and will be contacting everyone who uses the service, to see how best to do this.

All activities provided at day services are done in a Covid-19-secure way, risk assessed, and public health guidance from the Government is strongly adhered to at all times.

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council's Cabinet member for adult social care, public heath and climate change, said the council were ensuring the sessions could go ahead.

"We know and understand that the current lockdown will have a huge effect on the services we deliver,W said Mr Carroll.

"However, I am really pleased that our buildings and spaces will be open for people who still wish to attend in person.

"We will ensure that we are supporting the people we work with and their families in a range of ways – though outreach activity, in the community and digitally."

Peter Davis, who attends Greenacres Farm, added: "I love coming to Greenacres and seeing my friends, it helps me relax and I'm less anxious. I feel safe."